It's a farewell to arms for California sea stars.
May 6, 2014
It started off innocently enough. After months upon months of delays, the U.S. Senate was finally prepared to bring Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman’s (R-OH) bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act to the floor for a vote this week. But, an actual vote in the...
July 26, 2014
This week on Sierra Club Radio: The 3rd in our 4 part series on previous Goldman Prize winners - this week, Hilton Kelley and Dmitry Lisitsyn, two of the winners from 2011. Catherine Tatge on her film, John Muir in the New World, which aired as part of the PBS American Masters series. Ask Mr. Green.
July 24, 2014
Photo credit: SolarAid What difference can a value added tax make to the lives of those living in energy poverty? A big one. Currently, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa apply a value added tax (VAT) to clean energy products like solar lanterns and solar home systems. While it is critical for...
July 24, 2014
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its Clean Power Plan, the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Besides re-establishing the United States as a leader in the drive to reduce the carbon pollution that is disrupting our planet's climate...
July 23, 2014
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever national standard to clean up carbon pollution from power plants. Now the EPA is holding public hearings on the proposed standard in four cities. If you live near DC, Pittsburgh, Denver, or Atlanta, we hope to see you next...
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